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Kids West provides safe, affordable, and convenient before-and-after school care for children of the West Des Moines Community School district in grades K-6. Children are able to play, create crafts, learn new team games, and make friends of all ages.

We believe children need a chance to relax at Kids West, and to choose their own leisure-time activities. We offer opportunities to grow, develop, and socialize. Kids West staff members plan activities, crafts, and games designed to involve and challenge the children in a variety of fun and enriching ways.

During our summer program, the curriculum includes social education, group games and projects, crafts and exploration, science, math, and reading activities. Children also go on field trips three days each week.

Kids West is open each day school is in session, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. until school starts and after school until 6 p.m.

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Kids West Dates

2023-24 Kids West Closed Dates

  • September 4, 2023

  • November 23-24, 2023

  • December 25 & 26, 2023

  • January 1, 2024

  • January 15, 2024 (Staff Development)

  • May 27, 2024

2023-24 Full-Day Kids West Care

  • October 9, 2023

  • October 27, 2023 (Crestview only)

  • November 7, 2023 (Not Crestview)
  • December 22, 2023
  • Winter Break: Dec. 27-29, 2023
  • January 2, 2024
  • February 16, 2024 
  • February 19, 2024 (Not Crestview)
  • March 8, 2024
  • Spring Break: March 11-15, 2024
  • April 27, 2024

Contact Us

Amy Dvorak
Kids West Program Supervisor
515-633-5017

KJ Yaeger
Kids West Program Coordinator
515-633-5020

Kris Gardner
Kids West Program Assistant
515-633-5018

Kids West Office

Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265